Well you would like to think they would be hoping for two out of those three, but you catch my drift.
So what can you do in the meantime? Move with a purpose – make sure that you are working on the assumption that the next promotion is going to become available, either inside or outside your organisation, and think of what skills and experience you might need. The results could be two fold.
Firstly were you to apply for role elsewhere you are showing, at a minimum, a commitment to continuing your professional development -it shows this is not just a job for you, it really is your chosen career. A mindset like this and the good habits it creates will look after you acting as a psychic defence if you will.
Seem an impossible prospect? Well check out the video below. Don’t know about you but I really miss Behind the Music, and really enjoyed their profile of Metallica – though at points it is a bit Spinal Tap.
Fast forward to about 7 minutes in and then tell me that the roadie who stepped up for lead singer James Hetfield was not living the definition of dead man’s shoes. Despite that, when the time came, he was ready to help make sure the tour did not go off the rails – I bet you when it came to end of year bonuses he cleaned up!